My, oh my!! And Wow! That’s how I feel right now after just completing that Lemon Meringue Cake.
I made the lemon curd and the cakes yesterday, then the lemon syrup and meringue this afternoon. No problem with the curd and cakes. One cake was a little uneven so I balanced it up with the lemon curd. The meringue made me nervous and I shoulda turned the AC on because it was meeelting. I just didn’t know what to expect but it turned out okay. I will know better next time.
It was fun, though a lot of work and now I get to clean the kitchen!!
I spent quite a bit of time looking for a torch…not the Dark side, Darth Vader type. HEEHEE!! I bought the Bernzomatic at Home Depot and only spent $24—I could live with that. Watched videos on how to use them so I was comfortable enough. It is the perfect size for what I need and Creme Brulee will be my next adventure.
I thought the cake was a little dry and did not scrape off the crust because when I pulled back the cling wrap, it pulled the top layer off. I did give them a good soaking with the syrup and really, it was okay. It was definitely lemony enough.
I will have to do that again!!!!
Thanks for your help, Julie. That was a lot of fun.